ON THE WAY TO SAFE EUROPE WITH THE HELP OF INTERNATIONAL POLICE COOPERATION AND POLICE CULTURE
Milorad Rumenov Yordanov, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of “Police“, Academy of the Ministry of Interior, Republic of Bulgaria
Abstract: Police culture is very important because it determines how the police carry out their duties mainly to the deprived and the defenceless. It also has an effect on who joins the police service and who stays in it. Police culture is often criticized by those people who neither understand nor belong to it. There are negative and positive beliefs that go with police culture. A lot of those negatives have a lot to do with police segregating themselves from the rest of the world. Police officers have their own social circle. They maintain strong bonds of loyalty amongst each other, showing a form of solidarity that is seldom ever shared with the rest of society.
Keywords:international police cooperation, police culture, diverse society, EU fundamental values